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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

| Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Super day crafting with Jenny Hadley making learning a traditional craft rag ruging with a terrific modern application for the season Rag Wreath. Terrific tutor and a lovely group of people. Jenny was extremely knowledgable and make the busy day just fly. For those that like making check out they have a lot of very talented tutors. Terrific day

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Ulster Folk Museum includes both town and rural display with guides in period dress. The guides are well versed in their specialties. There are also farm displays and farm animals for kids. The Transportation Museum is also well populated with trains, cars and includes tours and guides. It takes all day. A cafe is on site. Take the train... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a tremendous place rural ulster captured as we were.the morthern bank from.portglenone.i remember visiting it with my grandad regularly on the back of a linkbox sitting on a plank with a hesian bag on it as cushion.the wee town is lovelt.best visits are when rare ajimal.show is on.a must see place.

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united kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The folk museum is like a day out in the country in the 60's, quiet country lanes and farmhouses. If you enjoy walking, the lack of traffic is great. It was a cold, bright November day when we visited so we felt the lack of heating and electricity in some of the buildings. The gift shop is well stocked and... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Well worth the visit. We learned so many things and the way the irish lived up until the 1970's. Very educational yet a lot of fun too!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In both museums you can feel how it used to be! First we went to the transport museum and we really enjoyed the Titanica exibition: it has a lot of artifacts, interesting information and very well done model of the sinking ship with displayed proportions of the lost souls in all classes. My opinion is that even if you are... More 

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just visited the Transport part but will return to see the Folk part another time! The kids had seen footage of a De Lorean car on the news a few weeks previous so I thought it would be great if they could see one close up! They really enjoyed the trains-being able to climb onto certain parts of them!... More 

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Holywood
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in or near Belfast it is really worth the short trip to the lovely town of Holywood, Co Down to visit the nearby Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. This would be after a look around the many boutique shops in the town, have a meal or enjoy a pint of 'the black stuff' at that famous Holywood... More 

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Donegal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Make sure you have plenty of time as there is so much to see between the 2 museums. We were there 4 hours and only seen the village part of the folk park. The old cottages with the open fires and freshly baked break was just perfect on a cold day. Its a fun day stepping back in time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

went in Halloween week, on the day before Halloween. This was advertised as having extra activities and we got a sheet explaining these. These were all absolutely pathetic. There was apple bobbing and the man doing it looked like he hated kids, there was supposed to be turnip carving but the man ignored us etc etc. None of the guides... More 

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